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May 16, 2014
Dassel man sentenced to 12 years for sex abuse, porn
LITCHFIELD — A 24-year-old Dassel man was sentenced Thursday to 150 months, or 12½ years, in prison on multiple felony counts of criminal sexual conduct, the use or a minor in pornographic work, possession of pornography and possession of weapons by an individual convicted of a...
May 16, 2014 - 11:16pm
January 21, 2014
No injuries after chemical container ruptures
DASSEL — No injuries were reported after a sealed chemical container ruptured Monday afternoon at Spectralytics, 145 Third St. S., in Dassel. Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin said sheriff’s deputies, the Dassel Fire Department, Dassel Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance responded...
January 21, 2014 - 9:20am
September 30, 2013
Driver killed in crash east of Dassel
DASSEL — The name of a driver killed in a motor vehicle crash this morning just east of Dassel will be released Tuesday. According to the State Patrol, the crash, involving a passenger car and a semi truck, was reported around 7:10 a.m. along U.S. Highway 12 east of Meeker County...
September 30, 2013 - 11:14am
Darwin collision results in diesel fuel leak
DARWIN — No injuries were reported but an estimated 150 to 180 gallons of diesel fuel leaked onto U.S. Highway 12 following a collision Thursday night between a car and a semi-truck in Darwin. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office said authorities responded at 9:24 p.m. after...
August 30, 2013 - 10:39am
August 1, 2013
Propane leak near Dassel, Minn., leads to evacuation
DASSEL — Meeker County authorities evacuated citizens within a half-mile of a cabin on Lake Jennie located about 5 miles south of Dassel Wednesday evening after a neighbor smelled propane. The evacuation was ordered after the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and the Dassel Fire...
August 1, 2013 - 9:16am
May 14, 2013
Crash sends Dassel woman to hospital
DASSEL — A 23-year-old Dassel woman was taken by ambulance to Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash around 7 p.m. Monday north of Dassel. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Krysten Dane was driving...
May 14, 2013 - 9:28am
February 11, 2013
Cokato, Minn., man arrested on child porn charges, thousands of images on computer
LITCHFIELD — A 30-year-old Cokato man was arrested Friday on child pornography charges and is awaiting his first court appearance in the Meeker County Jail. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Bryan Robert Moham, 30, formerly of Dassel, was wanted...
February 11, 2013 - 11:02am
January 9, 2013
Tractor, feed wagon lost in Meeker County, Minn., fire
DASSEL — A John Deere tractor, feed mixing wagon and about 100 round bales of cornstalks were lost in a fire reported around 9 a.m. Monday north of Dassel. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, a neighbor reported the fire at the Grant Mcdonalds property at 72391 255th...
January 9, 2013 - 9:10am
December 28, 2012
North Carolina granddaugter dies in Meeker County, Minn., sledding accident
DASSEL – A 10-year old girl from North Carolina died Thursday after a sledding accident at her grandparents’ home in rural Dassel. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s office, emergency crews were called to the Craig and Barbara Kay residence in Dassel Township around 3:33...
December 28, 2012 - 10:16am
November 2, 2012
Hutchinson, Minn., woman to hospital after crash west of Dassel
DASSEL -- A 26-year-old Hutchinson woman was taken to the Hutchinson Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after a two vehicle crash Thursday evening west of Dassel. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Katie Hoeschen was driving a 2011 Mazda sport utility...
November 2, 2012 - 9:59am
October 23, 2012
Dassel, Minn., man faces 16 felonies for allegedly abusing girl, making pornographic movies
LITCHFIELD -- A 23-year-old Dassel man made his first court appearance Monday on 16 felony charges of criminal sexual conduct, use of a minor...
October 23, 2012 - 12:00am
October 22, 2012
Rural Dassel, Minn., summer home burns, cause under investigation
DASSEL -- The cause of a fire that burned a summer home Sunday evening in rural Dassel is under investigation by the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, the State Fire Marshal, and the Dassel Fire Department. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, a neighbor to the David and...
October 22, 2012 - 9:28am
Dassel, Minn., man held on child porn, sex charges
LITCHFIELD -- A 23-year-old Dassel man is in the Meeker County Jail awaiting his first court appearance on criminal sexual conduct, use of a minor in sexual performance and child pornography possession charges. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, investigators...
October 22, 2012 - 9:26am
October 18, 2012
Minn. House District 18A candidates bring plenty to the table
GROVE CITY -- Five-term incumbent Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, and Nancy Larson, a longtime DFLer who lives near Dassel, are seeking election...
October 18, 2012 - 12:00am
August 31, 2012
8-year-old rural Dassel, Minn., boy stuck in head by ricocheting bullet
DASSEL -- An 8-year-old rural Dassel boy was taken by ambulance to Meeker Memorial Hospital and later transported to Children's Hospital in Minneapolis this afternoon after he was accidentally shot in the head at his home. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff...
August 31, 2012 - 12:00am